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The Beast of Manchester: Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer explores the motivation behind little-known serial killer Trevor Hardy, dubbed the ‘Beast of Manchester’, who committed three horrific murders in the 1970s. At the time, Hardy’s crimes were over-shadowed by another, more high-profile case: the hunt for the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.
Presented by forensic and legal medicine specialist Dr Jason Payne-James, the show focuses on previously unseen personal letters and documents found in Hardy’s prison cell after his death. Payne-James calls upon his network of forensic, psychology and investigative experts to analyse the serial killer’s motives. They also explore whether Hardy’s murder spree could have extended beyond the three deaths he was found guilty of committing.
- Episode Title : The Beast Of Manchester: Britain's Forgotten Serial Killer
- Format : 1 x 60'
- Production company : TI Productions
- Year of production : 2017
- Commissioning channels : CI UK
- Availability : 26/03/2018